Tag Archive: Historical

Digital Archives Interior and Cultural 4

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Homeless in O St. Market. Picture retrieved from Google Images

I found this picture in Google Images and it is across the street from the market several years ago I assume because of the quality and also the architecture of the building behind them. I find this to be a very interesting picture because when I went to 7th and O street I didn’t see any groups of people on the streets, actually, the streets were spotless no garbage and no graffiti. This gives a whole new meaning to describing how was the neighborhood and how it has evolved.

Digital Archives Interior and Cultural 2

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Giant Supermarket. Picture taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

In the picture one can see how the O street market is right now. If one looks closely, one could observe how the ceiling is not new, therefore, meaning that this building has restored and preserved making it more important in our history. Also to the left some of the columns are made out brick, I suppose this was intended to stay the same as before. This picture is interesting because the architecture has a mixture of modern and gothic architecture.

Digital Archives Interior and Cultural 1

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Picture retrieved from website FOX46

In this website, I found information about a shooting early this year. I find this to be relative and useful to support my paper because it gives examples of the shootings that have been occurring in the same area, proving that nothing has changed with time. This gives evidence to the cultural part of my essay, which will be very helpful.

Digital Archives: Exterior & Political 5

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O Street Market taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

This is the building found in the interception of 7th and O St Northwest as one can witness the structure is made of red bricks and the roof has two tones of gray bricks. The building is located on a corner and it seems to be accessible by many doors that surround it, but actually, there is a main entrance located in the gray building to the left. By standing here, it occurred to me that this building has not changed much through the years because it is one of the few brick buildings standing in that area, the other buildings are built with and glass.

Digital Archives: Exterior & Political 4

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O Street Market Side taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

Right in front of the O Street Market, I noticed there was a man and woman that appear to be Jehovah Witnesses. For me it is kind of interesting to see hot they stand in this part of the street because I consider this part kind of the old part where nothing much happens. In contrast, at the end of the street is where all the newly renovated buildings are and more hip restaurants and cafés are.

Digital Archives: Exterior and Political 3

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Houses near 7th and O St (Google Images)

Something that I started to notice was the separation between the newly renovated houses and the old houses and the impact that it gives to my visual eye to see this change to noticeable. They were either on the opposite side of the street or a group of them would be all together and then the next group would be all modern. It was almost as if the groups of houses were being renovated by sections of the streets. Which makes you think, what will happen with the architecture of the street in the future?

Digital Archives: Exterior & Political 2

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O Street Market Renovated taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

I decided to add this picture to my archives because I believe that here one can see the power of architecture. In a single strip, one can see the modern type, which has gray bricks and greenish windows, and the old architecture, which is farther down and the original. To me, this is very powerful because in a sense one can see how the gentrification is taking over the neighborhood. Also, I find interesting the Giant shopping cart to the right because being an upcoming fancy neighborhood they sure don’t plan to have shopping carts in the streets.

Digital Archives: Exterior and Political 1

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City Center Development taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

As soon as I got to 7th and O Street the first thing I saw was a very nice, tall building that was advertising homes for sale and spaces for businesses. I noticed that all the buildings in this street are the same  type of gray and greenish windows. I imagine it is not a coinsidence that this sign is located in the exact point where the Google pin drop is. This shows that the building managers know what they are looking for.

7th and O St- Inside

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Finally, a picture inside the building here one can see the supermarket from the inside, the connection between both buildings, meaning that in the top there is a glass and that is what connects the gray part and the red brick building, and the O st. Market banner, which is a replica of the original. I think it is captivating how Giant decided to have that sign inside the store and it is in the exact place where the red brick building starts. If one looks closely, one notices the bricks on the ceiling and in the sides (I couldn’t capture more brick columns in this picture, but there where like 5 more).

 

7th and O St NW- From Another Perspective

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Now, this might be a little bit confusing, but this is still part of the red brick building. The building takes all this block and from this newer side is the main entrance to the supermarket which takes the entire block. I decided to include this picture as part of my data recollected because most of the buildings in this street look this modern. At first, I couldn’t understand why the red brick building is like that, but after the research done I know understand it is a historical market. It is interesting how the physical appearance of the building confuses the people because it appears to look as two different buildings.